The Best Guided Tours in 'Eua(c) Tonga Ministry of Tourism
The Best Guided Tours in 'Eua

The Best Guided Tours in ‘Eua

(c) Tonga Ministry of Tourism

Sightseeing Tours in ‘Eua

The forgotten island of ‘Eua is full of natural beauty. The landscape is rough and rugged where the only ways to experience its stunning natural attractions is by hiking or taking a 4WD tour. If you prefer the sound of the latter, then continue reading as we’ll take you through the best guided tours in ‘Eua…

Tips for Taking a Land Tour in ‘Eua

  • ‘Eua’s land tours are pretty active, with a number of short and sometimes steep hikes included
  • Each of the below tour operators have accommodation on the island, so be sure to check those out too in the 6 Best Resorts in ‘Eua
  • Allow for a good two to four hours for these tours, which don’t often run on a set agenda – just on Tonga time!
  • You will need good walking shoes, a bottle of water and a camera for these tours.

For more tips on visiting ‘Eua, check out The Complete Guide to ‘Eua.

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The Hideaway 4WD Tour

An active adventure hitting some of the natural highlights of ‘Eua, The Hideaway 4WD Tour is an awesome way to explore Tonga’s island of nature.

There are no time limits to this tour, as you’ll be exploring a variety of sights depending on their access due to the weather conditions, as well as see local weaving and tapa-making groups if they are in session.

Visit ‘Eua’s main attractions, such as the Giant ‘Ovava Tree which is an 800-year-old banyan tree, a sinkhole called the “Smoking Cave”, and the Lakufa’anga Cliffs where you’ll see unusual rock gardens, nesting seabirds and wild horses. If the road’s Ok, you might even head to some of the lookouts in the ‘Eua National Park, such as Rats Cave – see 8 Amazing Natural Attractions in ‘Eua for more information on these attractions.

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‘Ovava Tree Lodge 4WD Tour

For those staying at the ‘Ovava Tree Lodge, your hosts can take you on a 4WD land tour of ‘Eua heading to pretty much the same spots as mentioned in the tour above.

Take an adventure around the island in a capable 4WD vehicle to get to those hard-to-reach places, such as the Giant ‘Ovava Tree and its tangling roots and the nearby Smoking Cave sinkhole. You’ll then make your way to a stunning lookout over the ‘Eua National Park from Rats Cave.

Additionally, you’ll make a stop at the southern coast of ‘Eua to check out the Lakufa’anga Cliffs and their natural rock gardens and wild horses. You’ll also see the natural archway, Li’angahuo ‘a Maui, from a viewing deck.

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Kiko’s Whale Watching Land Tour

Finally, Kiko’s Whale Watching and the ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House offers their own land tour in ‘Eua.

This is yet another fantastic 4WD tour in ‘Eua taking you to the highlights we’ve already mentioned in the tours above, which are:

  • Lakufa’anga Cliffs, Rock Garden, & Wild Horses
  • Li’angahuo ‘a Maui Natural Archway
  • The Smoking Cave
  • The Giant ‘Ovava Tree
  • Rat’s Cave and Lokupo Beach Lookout in the ‘Eua National Park

In addition to these ‘Eua highlights, Kiko’s Land Tour will take you to Mata Mahino Hopo, a magnificent viewpoint from the northeastern cliffs of the island.

Check out the whale swimming tours here too, as listed in The Best Whale Tours in ‘Eua.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Tonga Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Tonga. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Tonga’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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